Dileep is a popular Malayalam actor who has made a significant contribution to the Malayalam film industry. He is known for his versatility in acting and his ability to entertain audiences with his performances. Dileep, whose real name is Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai, was born on October 27, 1968, in Aluva, Kerala. He began his acting career in the early 1990s and has since then starred in over 130 films.
Dileep started his career in Malayalam cinema as an assistant director to Kamal, one of the leading filmmakers in the industry. He made his acting debut with the film "Ennodishtam Koodamo" in 1992, which was directed by Kamal. However, it was not until the late 1990s that Dileep gained popularity as an actor. His breakthrough film was "Manathe Kottaram" (1994), which was a box-office hit. In the following years, he starred in a series of successful films such as "Sallapam" (1996), "Ee Puzhayum Kadannu" (1996), "Kaliyoonjal" (1997), and "Meenathil Thalikettu" (1998), which established him as one of the leading actors in Malayalam cinema.
Dileep's career took a turn for the better in the early 2000s with the release of the comedy film "Meesa Madhavan" (2002). The film, directed by Lal Jose, was a huge commercial success and became one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of all time. Dileep's performance as Madhavan, a thief with a heart of gold, was widely appreciated and earned him his first Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor.
Since then, Dileep has continued to deliver successful films in various genres, including comedy, drama, and thriller. Some of his notable films include "Kunjikoonan" (2002), "Chanthupottu" (2005), "Katha Parayumbol" (2007), "Mayamohini" (2012), &